The Surf Coast Art Space has been enjoying a magical ride. Located in the central town of Anglesea, it had over 5000 visitations after 8 months of operating. Initiated by the Surf Coast Arts and Development Officer, Julie Dyer and supported by the Surf Coast Shire, the Art Space is a community art space open to all forms of locally created art.
So far we have seen: solo shows, group exhibitions, poetry and play readings, art workshops, professional development workshops, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, grass roots, contemporary, and much more. Every few weeks, the space has transformed into a fresh example of what our community can offer.
Winter is looking exciting with a number of exhibitions booked plus a couple of surprises for regular and new visitors. June will see Out of the Studio, a collective exhibition presented by the fabulous community known as Ashmore Arts from Torquay. July will see the Surf Coast Youth art exhibition, showcasing Momoko Rose amongst other upcoming creative talents. Later in July we will see an exhibition of invited coastal artists along the theme Naturally Precious. This will feature artworks relating to our fragile environment.
August will feature a solo exhibition by illustrator, Kirsten Walsh. Kirsten’s Kelpie portrait won a spot in the Surf Coast calendar this year. August 12th and 13th is the annual Surf Coast Arts Trail, which will see over 40 home/studios, galleries and other creative spaces open to the public right across the shire. This year will be the first time the Art Space will be part of this popular event with four artists on show. Arts trail maps will be available from the Art Space and other creative venues from June/July!!!!
Following the arts trail will be an exhibition by Cinnamon Stephens and friends entitled Birds and Blooms. Cinnamon will be exhibiting her distinctive creative metalwork. She will also be collaborating with painter, (and mother), Jan Francis and talented friend, ceramic sculptor Dani Salvo. Husband Rowan Stephens, father Geo. Francis and a special international guest will complete the show.
This will bring the Art Space full circle as it will feature the 2018 Surf Coast Calendar exhibition in September, and fingers crossed, the Art Space will continue to present our vibrant creative community into the future.
For more information or bookings contact Julie Dyer JDyer@surfcoast.vic.gov.au or Cinnamon on 0400 436 308
Surf Coast Art Space 103 Surf Coast Highway, river end of Noble street.